How Often Do I Need to Test a Security System?
A home security system is a great way to deter burglars and keep your home and family safe. But it is only effective when it is working as intended. So, to ensure your home is protected, how often should you test your security system equipment?
Most experts recommend testing your security system at least once a month. During the monthly inspection, you should test your home alarm, fire alarm, and other security system equipment to ensure it is working.
During your tests, you should also check to ensure the security systems are communicating with the monitoring center as intended. We also suggest testing your security system after any renovation or construction project in your home.
Most wired equipment is easy to check and has a test button. If you have a wireless security system, it's critical to swap the batteries inside the sensors and devices consistently. Wireless systems rely on battery power, so if the batteries are low, the system may not work when needed.
Testing your security system is a crucial part of keeping your home safe. By doing it regularly, you can be sure that it's in good working order and will be able to protect your home effectively.
At Scan-Tech Alarms, we can help you test your security system and ensure it's working as intended. We offer security evaluations to all our customers, so contact us today to schedule yours. During the evaluation, we'll evaluate your system with you and test it to ensure it's in good working condition.
For over 25 years, Marc and Jacqueline Cyr of Scan-Tech Alarm Systems Ltd. have helped to keep people and properties safe in Prince Albert and its surrounding areas.
If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your security needs, please call our toll-free number at (877) 212-5276 or use the handy form on our Contact page.